How to create a healthy and affordable Nigerian food timetable for a week
When it comes to food and cooking, the biggest issue for most is creating a healthy and affordable Nigerian food timetable that is easy to adopt and stress-free. From Sunday’s rice to Saturday’s Moi Moi and pap and bread and tea every other morning, it’s safe to say that most people are tired of repeating the same food every day.
Creating a sustainable eating pattern is not as difficult as we assume it to be. All that is needed is 20 mins from you each week to plan and budget what you want.
Here is how to create a healthy and affordable food timetable for a week.
List your likes and dislikes
Putting pen to pepper gives room for more creativity and discovery than taking mental notes. Take out time to list what you enjoy eating, what appeals to you at certain times of the day, and every other meal that pops up in your head. It’s surprising the variety that would be thought of when things are being written.
Segment the listed meals
Your segmentation depends on how you approach meals. If you intend to meal prep and cook all the meals listed, it’s best to approach your segmentation by how easy it is to prepare the meals and also meals with similar ingredients.
If you intend to order most of your meals, you can go the way of “how diverse are the meals in terms of flavor, texture, dietary value, and most importantly your budget”.
While segmenting it’s also important to know how many times a day you intend to eat.
Divide meals into days
Once segmentation happens, allocating meals to different days becomes a walk in the park. The meals can now be divided according to what meal you best believe suits the demand of each day.
Be sure to make room for impulse purchases and random cravings.
Weekday food timetable (a combination that involves cooking and ordering takeout)
Lunch: Rice, stew, beef, and plantain
Breakfast: Bread, fried eggs, and tea
Lunch: Pasta, stew, beef, and plantain
Wed (takeout + cooking)
Breakfast: Toast bread and tea
Lunch: Amala and abula with goat meat
Lunch: Ewa agoyin, plantain, bread, and fish
Lunch: Jollof pasta and chicken
Dinner: Shawarma and drink
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